Whole Home Surge Protection
Whole-home surge protection is a system designed to protect all the electrical devices and appliances in a house from voltage surges or spikes. It is installed at the electrical service panel or main breaker box and works by diverting excess voltage to the ground, instead of allowing it to travel through the electrical system and potentially damage connected equipment.
Whole-home surge protection is typically installed by a licensed electrician and consists of a surge protection device (SPD) that is wired into the main electrical panel. The SPD is designed to detect voltage surges and divert them away from the electrical system. The device is rated based on the voltage it can handle and the amount of energy it can absorb, which is measured in joules.
There are several benefits to installing whole-home surge protection, including:
Protecting all electrical devices: Whole-home surge protection can help protect all electrical devices and appliances in a home, including those that are not connected to individual surge protection devices.
Preventing damage to expensive equipment: Electrical surges can cause significant damage to expensive equipment, such as computers, televisions, and home theater systems. Whole-home surge protection can help prevent this damage and save homeowners from costly repairs or replacements.
Increased safety: Electrical surges can also pose a safety risk to homeowners, particularly if they occur during a storm. Whole-home surge protection can increase safety by reducing the risk of electrical fires and other hazards.
It is important to note that whole-home surge protection does not provide complete protection against all electrical surges, but it can significantly reduce the risk of damage to connected equipment. Homeowners should consult with a licensed electrician to determine the best surge protection solution for their home.